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Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse

 
 
Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
1. Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Miami County formed and Troy chosen as county seat in 1807. Andrew Wallace laid out Public Square as site of Courthouse, and surveyed first 87 lots of Troy, bounded by Water, Clay, Canal, and Oxford Streets.

Two-story brick Courthouse, 40' x 40', with cupola and bell, built in center of Square 1815-1824. Torn down 1841.

A tall wooden flagpole stood in center of Square 1876-1891, and a 170' lighted steel tower 1898-1907. Interurban cars ran through Square 1893-1932.
 
Erected 1969 by the Troy Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 2.369′ N, 84° 12.225′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of South Market Street (Ohio Route 55) and West Main Street (Ohio Route 41), on the left when traveling north on South Market Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the center of the downtown area, in the community's public square, on the southwest corner, affixed to the outer wall of a commercial building. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouses and Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheriff’s House and Jail
Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
2. Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker
View of the historical marker, affixed to the outer wall of a commercial building.
(about 500 feet away); LFWB&G Building (about 600 feet away); Overfield Tavern (about 700 feet away); Miami County War Quota Plaque (about 700 feet away); Engine Storage Location (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
3. Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the town square's public sidewalk.
Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
4. Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the town square's public sidewalk.
Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
5. Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Marker
View of the historical marker looking across the southwest corner of the public square's commercial district.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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